Grosses

'Guardians of the Galaxy' Adds $1.5 Million; 'The November Man' Opens in Fifth PlaceAugust 28, 2014 07:05 AM

by Shawn Robbins

Guardians of the Galaxy retained first place on Wednesday with a gross of $1.51 million, off 42.5 percent from the same day last week. That brings the Disney/Marvel flick's domestic sum to $256.7 million and counting as it heads into Labor Day weekend. Guardians is now 12 percent ahead of the pace of Captain America: The Winter Soldier--which, along with The LEGO Movie's $257.75 million, it will overtake as the year's top grosser before the end of Friday--and just 2 percent behind the pace of 2008's original Iron Man.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles grabbed another $1.09 million yesterday for a 55 percent week-to-week drop. The reboot has earned $149.6 million domestically in its first 20 days, 21 percent more than 2009's G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

If I Stay added $1.04 million yesterday, giving it $19.5 million in the bank through 6 days of release. The drama is currently pacing 43 percent ahead of the 6-day take of The Host and 23 percent behind The Time Traveler's Wife.

Let's Be Cops brought in $0.88 million on Wednesday for a 50 percent week-to-week decline. The comedy's total haul stands at $48.3 million through 15 days, 28 percent less than Pineapple Express at the same point.

Relativity reports that The November Man posted $0.86 million in its first day of release Wednesday. By comparison, that's 49 percent behind the $1.67 million pre-Labor Day Wednesday bow of The American in 2010 and 11 percent behind the $0.97 million Wednesday opening of 2011's The Debt.

When the Game Stands Tall pulled $0.5 million yesterday to give it a 6-day cume of $10.1 million. The football drama is running 20 percent behind the pace of Draft Day.

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For took in $0.47 million yesterday, giving it a 6-day start of $8.2 million. Unfortunately, the sequel isn't finding its feet as it trails last year's Kick-Ass 2 by 53 percent through the same point.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Apr. 9 - Sun, Apr. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix$22,563,320-19%2,90354$7,772$73,314,5612Warner Bros.
2Never Been Kissed$11,836,707--2,455--$4,821$11,836,7071Fox
310 Things I Hate About You$5,049,227-39%2,2765$2,218$13,379,9083Disney
4The Out-of-Towners$5,010,781-39%2,1053$2,380$13,234,9962Paramount
5Analyze This$4,997,020-21%2,35116$2,125$65,663,5546Warner Bros.
6Go$4,706,795--1,563--$3,011$4,706,7951Sony / Columbia
7Forces of Nature$3,537,259-43%2,33557$1,515$32,688,1564DreamWorks
8Twin Dragons$2,829,990--1,129--$2,507$2,829,9901Miramax / Dimension
9Doug's First Movie$2,407,375-22%2,152-116$1,119$9,949,5483Disney
10Shakespeare in Love$2,156,955-31%1,614-121$1,336$64,369,70818Miramax